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10/3/05-Washington, D.C.

President Bush Picks Supreme Court Nominee

President Bush has chosen White House counsel Harriet Miers to replace retiring justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Miers, who just turned 60, has a long history with the President. She was offered the job yesterday evening.

Both Democrats and Republicans recommended her. Miers was the first female head of the Texas State Bar, and the White House plans to highlight her career as a trailblazer.

In a show of solidarity, President Bush and newly confirmed Supreme Court Chief Justince John Roberts attended Red Mass together Sunday, a tradition before the start of the new term. The crowd prayed for Roberts who will be put to the test this week as he presides over his first big case on the high court, involving Oregon's Controversial Right to Die Law.

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